The first table below looks at the demand for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 81 53 68
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs citing RAD 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.38% 0.66% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.95% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
958 529 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 71.92% 69.97% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 240 406
Average daily rate £396 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 23
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +144.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
RAD
Scotland

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region.

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Edinburgh region.

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

RAD
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD.

1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Swing
2 8 (72.73%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) JSP
3 7 (63.64%) Struts
3 7 (63.64%) Banking
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 6 (54.55%) EJB
4 6 (54.55%) XML
4 6 (54.55%) JSF
5 5 (45.45%) Rational Application Developer
6 4 (36.36%) C#
6 4 (36.36%) J2EE
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
7 3 (27.27%) VBA
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) SOA
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (18.18%) Release Management
9 1 (9.09%) Migration
9 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
9 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
9 1 (9.09%) Time Management
9 1 (9.09%) Fund Accounting

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Applications Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Applications Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Swing
2 8 (72.73%) JSP
3 7 (63.64%) Struts
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 6 (54.55%) EJB
4 6 (54.55%) XML
4 6 (54.55%) JSF
5 4 (36.36%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft